IRC colleagues meet in Bradford

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 in News, Polymer conferences| Share this article

Polymer IRC logoAround 50 delegates from industry and academia came together at the University of Bradford on April 2nd for the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Polymer IRC.

The Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Centre is based around the polymer science and engineering expertise at the universities of Bradford, Durham, Leeds and Sheffield. As the name suggests, it fosters the development of interdisciplinary collaborations in polymers and, in such a broadly applied field, the connections from underpinning science through engineering development to commercial processing are of fundamental importance.

Delegates heard overview presentations from each university, followed by a series of talks on work in progress. These included guest lectures by Dr Alan Wood, Composites Technical Leader at Victrex and Dr Zuowei Wang of Reading University. An unusual feature was that the meeting closed with an open discussion, feeding back on the day’s events and addressing the future form of the IRC, led by Prof Phil Coates of the University of Bradford.

It was agreed that the IRC will hold its next Spring Meeting in 2013 in Leeds.

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